Turn Your Can’t Into Can

We have all heard the cliché “small steps can lead to big changes” but to many of us it can seem daunting at times to make that small step in the right direction towards our goals. It can be overwhelming at times when we look at what we want to accomplish whether it be in a month, 3 months, six months, or even a year.

The objective is to look at the goal not view it as lofty or a dream. But to look at it with objective and setting up attainable goals  reaching for your ultimate destination. Some people find it frustrating when they do not see immediate results whether it be working towards that first 5km run or fitting back into an old pair of jeans.

It is easy to say “I just can’t do it.”

I know I have said it many times over the years and have given up. I know too well what happens when you give up on yourself or your goals. We begin to create cycle of self defeat and before we lose to that battle it is imperative to break that blockage in our mind.

The trick it to turn your can’t into can with the simple language that you use each day. A simple example: You wake-up in the morning and the last thing you want to do is tie your sneakers up to go for a run. It is easy to convince yourself with “I am tired. I just can’t do it. I need more sleep. I don’t have time today.”

This is when we falter because we are creating the habit of falling back into bed when we should be creating the routine of going for a run. Your 5km race is only attainable if you create a consistent routine in the time of day that you run and a proper training schedule.

So instead of saying “I just can’t do it” why not change your dialogue by asking yourself “How am I going to go for a run today?” The simple shift of asking yourself ‘How’ enables you to take control of your objective and reaching your goals.

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You empower yourself to get out of bed by thinking of the steps it takes to get you out the door to go for your run. The shift in your inner dialog becomes about getting out of bed, getting ready, lacing your sneakers up, and running out the door. It is back to reaching that attainable goal by taking the small steps to achieve it.

The question of “how am I…?” enables us to visualize the process to move forward in reaching our goals. It sets us up to look at the small details that will eventually lead us to reach the goals that we set up for ourselves.  Small actions do make big changes over time by building the consistent routine of showing up and working hard each day.

So when you feel like you just can’t ask yourself “How am I going to turn this can’t into a can?”

 

 

 

How Do You Spend Your Time?

Your time is the most important contributing factor when it comes to your career, family, wealth, and health. It is how you set your schedule for the day in which will determine how you obtain all of your goals and tackle your to-do list.  But time is also built around fostering relationships and following your passion. If we have no time or squander it then we sometimes feel as if we our failing ourselves and our relationships.

The problem is in the golden age of technology and social media we can easily lose track of time. We get caught in the cyclical vortex of  work emails, texts, Facebook, and Netflix.  It is before long that evening run that you wanted to accomplish for the day has been thrown out the window.

In our culture the act of being busy is expected of us but what if we slowed down from the  dirty dishes, the emails, and the texts in the evening. We began to make more time for the people in our lives, our health goals, or just to create an hour to follow our own passions.  How would that look and feel for you? Can you envision it?

Just take a minute to evaluate your time throughout the day.  Is your schedule working for you? What small change can you do to make it better?

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I  know from experience that bad habits do not break overnight. They take time to change and shift into something better. So what if we made one small change to our schedule for a month. How would it improve your quality of life? Your health? Your creativity? The Quality of Relationships?

As I run out of time on writing this post I challenge myself and others to take a minute to reflect on our priorities. Let’s figure out how to change our schedules from the importance of being busy or the time suck of technology to reboot our calendars and make one small change for something in our lives that truly matters.

Make Your Well Being a Priority for 2017

Almost every year people sit down with their list of New Years Resolutions with high optimism for change and a brighter future. A typical list usually focuses on losing weight, making more money, fostering new relationships, and living the dream of travelling the world.

However, the problem with these lists is they are already set-up for failure because there is no list set-up to focus on how to achieve these specific goals. We creates lists that highlight our achievements but we fail to make the important lists that step us in the right direction to achieving our goals whether it be losing ten pounds or creating a higher stream of wealth.

The number one thing that should be on your list  for 2017 is making your well-being your number one priority. It is by creating a healthy routine for yourself that sets you up to achieve your goals and dreams.  Imagine a  healthier version of  yourself  when you  have more energy, more time, and unwavering tenacity to reach further for your goals. You begin to set yourself up for new possibilities and achievements.

Here are three simple ways to make your well-being the number one priority for 2017.

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A simple and effective way to begin your New Year by giving yourself the gift of good health, energy, and rest.  Wishing you the best this holiday season!

Hydrating Holiday Cocktail Tips

Over the holiday season we are bound to have a little too much good cheer! It is part of the celebration and fun time among friends. However, the boozy headache the next day is never a welcome addition to the holiday season.

It is during this time of season we should check-in to make sure we are staying hydrated and headache free. Especially if we are in the throes of socializing, decorating, baking, and shopping. The better you feel the less stress you will feel in the long run over the holidays.

A simple and effective solution to all of this is sitting right in front of you. It’s called a glass of water.  The perfect gift you can give yourself is ensuring you are staying hydrated it not only does wonders for your skin but keeps your body moving in the right direction.

The best way to stay hydrated is begin first thing in the with one simple glass in the and continue to hydrate through most of the day. The trick is to taper down in the evening if you are waking up in the middle of the night for a bathroom run that means you are probably drinking too much of that beautiful H2O. This can create havoc on your restful slumber  and contribute to you feeling more tired when you wake-up in the morning.

However, with that being said if you are at a late night party staying hydrated is key to a good time the next morning! If you are going to indulge with a few cocktails make sure you  piggyback with a glass of water. The goal is to wake-up the next morning without feeling   feel like Santa’s reindeer ran across your head.

If you choose to booze here are some simple tips to keep you hydrated throughout the holiday season.

 

 

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Have a wonderful holiday season!  Just remember if you have too much of a good time call Santa’s Taxi Service for a safe drive home. 

Also don’t forget I am  still seeking submissions for an upcoming compilation of essays focusing on positive leaders in your community.  Visit here for more information https://darciecameron.com/2016/11/14/call-for-submissions/ 

Healthy Holiday Dining Tips

The holiday season has quickly dashed upon us with Christmas Parties, Potlucks, and good times amongst friends. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy balance in our diet when cheese trays dance in front of us, cookies sparkle in the office staff room, and one more glass of wine is always good when laughing with friends.

I am very guilty of over indulging during the holiday season and in fact once upon a time  went up a pant size in one night.  So to spare you the indignity of waking up in the morning only to discover that none of your pants fit and no matter how hard you try to button those jeans while rolling across the bedroom floor. It becomes a sobbing realization that  your pants have reached limited capacity and there is no longer any room availability for you.

Take heart and learn from me! Just follow these  simple tips that still allow for you to indulge without having to wear your holiday stretchy pants.

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May you have a wonderful time over this beautiful holiday season!

Also don’t forget I am  still seeking submissions for an upcoming compilation of essays focusing on positive leaders in your community.  Visit here for more information https://darciecameron.com/2016/11/14/call-for-submissions/ 

Wake Up the Core

Some days I feel braver than others and today was one of those days.  I decided that I would get out of my comfort zone just a little bit more and share with you my first ever You Tube video.

It is a ten minute beginner core yoga sequence! The perfect way to fire-up the core and elongate your muscles in a short amount of time.

I hope you take ten for you and enjoy!

Also don’t forget I am  still seeking submissions for an upcoming compilation of essays focusing on positive leaders in your community.  Visit here for more information https://darciecameron.com/2016/11/14/call-for-submissions/ 

Time to Chill with Bananasana

Bananasana or as I love to call is Banana Awesomesauce! It is one of my favourite ways to elongate my side muscles after a long day sitting, after a tough workout, or a when I just need a moment to chill-out.

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It is simple:

  • Lay on your matt
  • Move your body to the right side of your matt
  • Walk you left foot over to the left corner of your matt
  • And then cross your right foot over your left foot
  • Reach your hands above you
  • Extend your left arm to the left edge of the matt
  • Cross your right arm over to meet your left wrist
  • Hold for 3 – 5 Minutes
  • Repeat on the otherside

Extend and enjoy the deliciousness!